Greeting Good Folks, the big blue is sporting 70-degree water, the evenings are warm, and my schedule is only three quarters of the way out of control. I’m loving this summer!

Tomorrow I’m doing my solo guitar explorations at the Roxy in Encinitas. We get a combination of little squiggly kids peering over my shoulders at the fish tank behind me, hippies on holiday, sage guitaristas dropping in for the hang, surfers fueling up before the surf flick debuting over at the La Paloma Theatre, and finally some regular folks too. It’s brilliant and in the middle of this circus I’m trying to make peace with how an A minor chord can flow to a D7. A zillion options and what a cool ride figuring it out. Hope you can join in.

That's me laughing while I'm singing probably 'cuz I'm out of tune...

Looking ahead to next week, I’ve got a busy performance schedule coming up. On Monday night we’re doing a quartet concert at the Pt. Loma Westminster Presbyterian Church Amphitheater. It’ll be great connecting with brother Tripp and the gang for some educated noise.

Next up next week, the amazing Geoffrey Keezer and I are playing a show at the Athenaeum Library in La Jolla. We’ve got bassist Hamilton Price and Duncan Moore in the loop with us and together we’re playing some of Keezer’s originals, a few new ones of mine and then some improvised UFO transitional material still yet to be determined. Got your helmet on yet?

Carter Dewberry, the wonderful cellist in my string group, has just released a new CD and next week in L.A. she’s celebrating it with a concert at the Yost Theatre. I’ve been invited to play a little with her and it’ll be great hearing her singing low notes again.

Ending up next week with an explosion from Brazil, we’re playing a night of Sergio Mendes Brasil ’66 music at Anthology. Stoke! We’ve got Kevyn Lettau (who sang and recorded with Sergio for 10 years), Leonard Patton and Coral MacFarland-Thuet as our front line singing the classic tunes that Sergio made famous. It’ll be a magical night and a perfect groove for a warm July evening.

Look below for the details on all of these gigs and thanks for reading through this. I hope to see you out there for some of the music.

hanging ten, Peter

Thursday July 16, 2009   Peter Sprague Plays Solo  
The Roxy Restaurant
517 S. Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
  7 PM   I'll play 2 sets of solo guitar music at this classic North County hangout. Bohemia reigns!

Monday July 20, 2009   Peter Sprague Quartet Westminster Presbyterian Church Amphitheater
3598 Talbot St.
Pt. Loma, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Duncan Moore — drums
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  6:30 PM   Bringing the revolution to Pt. Loma!

Thursday July 23, 2009   Geoffrey Keezer &
Peter Sprague Quartet
Athenaeum Library
1008 Wall St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-5872
Geoffrey Keezer — piano
Peter Sprague — guitar
Duncan Moore — drums
Hamilton Price — bass
  7:30 PM   Teaming up with the fantastic Keezer for a night of UFO explorations!

Saturday July 25, 2009   Carter Dewberry in Concert The Yost Theater
307 Spurgeon Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Carter Dewberry — cello
Peter Sprague — guitar
  8 PM   Carter plays cello with my String Consort group and she's just released a solo cello CD. Fantastic! I'm playing the concert with her and she's one of the best!

Sunday July 26, 2009   Peter Sprague Group
Plays Sergio Mendes &
Brasil '66
1337 India St.
San Diego, CA
Peter Sprague — guitar
Kevyn Lettau — vocals
Leonard Patton — vocals
Coral MacFarland - Thuet — vocals
Tripp Sprague — sax and flute
Gunnar Biggs — bass
Duncan Moore — drums
  7:30 PM   The Brazilian music of Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 had such an impact on most of our lives and it's a thrill to revisit this music and bring some 2009 into the mix. It'll be a great evening of samba...

Thursday July 30, 2009   Peter Sprague
with Kevyn Lettau
Quail Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA
(760) 436-3036
Peter Sprague — guitar
Kevyn Lettau — vocals
Gunnar Biggs — bass
  6 PM   Playing some trio music in a magical spot!


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